UK’s Skinny Lister are pleased to announce their appearance at SXSW Music Festival on March 16th at The Tap Room. Following their performance, Skinny Lister will hit the road for their US tour along with US folk-rock group Rusted Root, kicking off in Chicago at the Cubby Bear on March 27th. Already hailed as the hardest working band in Britain, Skinny Lister will wind their way across the open prairies as they play in venues from Chicago, to Seattle, Los Angeles to Las Vegas and Salt Lake City to Phoenix, clocking up more than 6000 miles, before ending up in Englewood, Colorado on April 14th.
Skinny Lister’s debut AA sided single “Plough & Orion” (a beautiful slice of pop infused folk )/”If The Gaff Don’t Let Us Down” (a rip roaring folk marauder), will be released on April 10th on Sunday Best Recordings, ahead of the June release of their debut album Forge & Flagon in 2012.
Skinny Lister are Daniel Heptinstall, Lorna Thomas, Maxwell Thomas, Sam Brace and Dan Gray who came together in the summer of 2009. United by their love of folk, jigs and the outdoors the band have been riotously swinging the festival scene since day one, notching up an impressive 30 festivals last year. They are known for their high energy performances with their modern day take on traditional folk.
Skinny Lister’s debut album Forge & Flagon was recorded at the wonderful Bryn Derwen studios in deepest darkest Snowdonia with producer David Wrench (Bat for Lashes, James Yorkston) The band were joined by folk royaltyKathryn Tickell foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes (Sting, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, The Chieftains) whilst fiddle player extraordinaire Roger WIlson also plays on the album.
Catch Skinny Lister on Tour with Rusted Root:
03/16/12 – The Tap Room (SXSW), Austin, TX
03/27/12 – Cubby Bear, Chicago, IL
03/28/12 – The Old Rock House, St Louis, MO
03/30/12 – Belly Up, Aspen, CO
03/31/12 – Wild West Saloon, West Yellowstone, MT
04/01/12 – Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
04/03/12 – Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
04/04/12 – Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA
04/05/12 – Neurolux, Boise, ID
04/06/12 – John Ascuaga’s Nugget, Sparks, MV
04/08/12 – El Ray Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
04/10/12 – The Loft, La Jolla, CA
04/11/12 – Live at the Compound, Phoenix, AZ
04/12/12 – Royal House, Las Vegas, NV
04/13/12 – The State Room, Salt Lake City, UT
04/14/12 – The Gothic Theatre, Englewood, CO